Lavender Plant FAQ’s

Should I Deadhead Lavender? Lavender should be deadheaded to promote further growth of new flowers (University of Illinois Extension). Lavender responds well to deadheading and doing so assists in maintaining the plant. To deadhead lavender, simply wait until new growth appears, then cut the dead stems down to just above the green leaves. Cutting down …

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When To Plant Sunflowers

Sunflowers make a wonderful addition to any landscape or garden. Depending on your agricultural zone, sunflowers may bloom during summer months and into early fall. From seed, it will take approximately 60 to 120 days for the sunflower to bloom. Check out “When To Plant Sunflowers” to help prepare you for proper seed sowing during …

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When To Plant Lavender

Lavender is a super plant, being graciously appreciated through foods, seasonings, medicine, decoration or just simply their intoxicating floral aroma. They create a stunning scene when planted in a row and add nicely to bouquets in vases. Should I Start Lavender Indoors? If you’re starting lavender plants from seed starting them indoors is a good …

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Watering Lavender

First cultivated roughly 2500 years, lavender has grown to become one of the most well known herbs and has a multitude of uses. Native to the Medditeranian and Middle East, this summer flower, known for attracting butterflies, is a flowering member of the mint family and thrives best in areas with full sun and sandy …

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When Is Zucchini In Season?

Zucchini began making a comeback in American Victory Gardens back in the 1950’s, after it was reintroduced to the U.S. from Italy. Italians have been eating the mild-flavored fruit (That’s right, zucchini is technically a fruit even though we eat it and prepare it like a vegetable.) for over 300 years and with it being …

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When Is Lavender In Season

A perennial flowering herb known primarily for its beautiful flowers and delightful fragrance, lavender has been a popular addition to many gardens over the years (and is even grown as a cash crop in some parts of the world on account of its various medicinal properties). It’s a beautiful sight and a wonderful fragrance to …

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Is Zucchini a Fruit or Vegetable?

Zucchini is one of summer’s classic vegetable crops…or is it? Whether you label a zucchini as a fruit or a vegetable depends on whom you ask. Sometimes these definitions disagree, but they’re all equally legitimate! What’s the Dictionary Say? According to Merriam-Webster, a fruit is the mature ovary of a flowering plant. Although not all …

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Different Types of Lavender

There are 47 different species of lavender with the three most popular being English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia), Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas). Within the 47 different species of lavender around 450 varieties exist. Some are used for essential oil that are then used medicinally or as a floral air spray, or for …

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